The Knight’s Move: Jasmijn Visser

Wednesday 7 September 2016, 20 hrs
Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Language spoken: English

Moderator: Patrick van der Hijden (Angl)
Tickets: € 7,50 via Eventbrite or at the door

Jasmijn Visser is a Dutch artist who works from a fascination with human organization. Her lecture is an articulation of an underlying awareness that facts, when reorganised into a narrative, will always become fiction. A large part of Visser's practice is long-term on-site research: e.g. she spent a month researching an open coal mine in Siberia, and studying the Atlas Van Loon and related atlases in Museum Van Loon for the project Bachelor's Delight. She also undertook a three-month expedition to the Falkland Islands as the start of a research project on the Falkland conflict - The Falklands Project.

During her lecture, Visser will use material from these projects and her most recent one - Serf Club (working title) - to raise questions about the geopolitical side of human organisation: how centres influence distant peripheries, haphazard events ignite conflicts, how conflicts can instigate unexpected forms of migration, how the tradition of cartography shaped our worldview, and how the timeline dictates the way we view history. Please join this evening for mind-boggling geographic leaps and questions about the here and now.

Jasmijn Visser works and lives in Berlin and Utrecht. She participated in the program at De Ateliers (2011) and studied at the Utrecht School of the Arts (2007). From September until December 2016 she will take part in the residency program at Delfina Foundation, London. In January 2017 she will present her Conflict Atlas at the Allard Pierson Museum/Special Collections in Amsterdam, accompanied by an exhibition.

And also in Amsterdam...
On 8 September 2016 at 20 hrs Jasmijn Visser will also give a The Knight's Move lecture at Framer Framed, IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam.
Moderator will be Jeroen Boomgaard (lector at the Lectoraat Art & Public Space at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam).

The Knight's Move
Over the past five years Stroom Den Haag has organized The Knight's Move: a series of lectures by leading, inspiring and occasionally radical international guests. Great talks for everyone who is interested in the future of the city and the future of The Hague. Enlightening, unsettling and inspiring. For the 2015-2016 season Stroom joins forces with The Hague International Center for Civic Hacks, het Nationale Toneel & Babel and LAPS Amsterdam to widen, sharpen and deepen the way we talk about the city. And to create a place where enthusiastic and curious urban 'doers and thinkers' meet.

The Knight's Move is made possible in part by the Haagse Bluf Fonds (via Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds) and The City of The Hague.

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      Wednesday 07 Sep '16 20:00 hrs
      Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
      Entrance: € 7,50
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